So it begins as soon as my goodies hit my doorstep. I apologize for this being a little long but I wanted to lay it all out here so bear with me.
I’m a 28 year old guy that’s tired of being a fat fuck. As long as I can remember I’ve always been on the chubby side. I joined the Air Force at 21 and after basic I was probably the leanest I ever was in my life at around 170 pounds. Well in between then and three years ago the combo of changing work schedules (working a lot of night and grave shifts), always running out to grab lunch, dinner etc… and never seeing the inside of a gym took a toll on my body. I’ve always been unhappy with my appearance and 255 pounds was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I got myself a gym membership and began reading a lot about exercise and nutrition on the internet to learn as much as I could. Between then and now I’ve managed to become a little stronger and build a little muscle, but could never nail down the nutrition portion. I’ve yo-yoed around with my diet; eating clean for a month or two and then returning to old habits. I was always telling myself, ‘I’m TRYING to eat better’ which I guess is why I haven’t succeeded. With all of that I’ve managed to reach my current weight of 221 pounds and still no where near what I would like to be.
I’ve always liked reading articles on T-Nation, particularly those from Christian, Chris (Shugart’s Hammer rocks) and of course, TC’s Atomic Dog. I’ve known about the V-Diet for quite some time now but never had the balls to try it. Well I’m doing it now. I need something to kick-start me in heading down the direction where I want to be and I’m sure the V-Diet can do just that. I’ve ordered my package and assume it’ll reach me middle of next week where I can begin. Between now and then I’ll get some current pictures up (as soon as my camera battery charges up) along with a few measurements.
I have no illusions about this. I know it’ll be difficult and test my willpower. I love food. I grew up in an Italian household and there was no turning down heaping piles of pasta with Sunday gravy…a habit that’s followed me into adulthood. But through all of this I have to remember one thing…
‘If you want something you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.’